Month: May 2013

Why Josh Linker Advocates “The Creative Twist”

May 31, 2013

Here is an especially interesting statement by Josh Linker, featured by his website, during which he cites three examples of how outstanding results were produced — against all odds and in defiance of conventional wisdom — in his home town,…

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Steven Colbert’s memorable commencement address

May 31, 2013

I had seen clips from Steven Colbert‘s commencement address at the University of Virginia (“You Owe The Previous Generation Nothing”) but only recently watched his entire address. Before you watch the video — if you haven’t as yet and plan…

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Lewis Schiff: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

May 31, 2013

Lewis Schiff is the executive director of Inc. Business Owners Council, a membership organization for Inc. Magazine’s top entrepreneurs and owners of closely-held family businesses and maintains a blog about behavioral entrepreneurship on Inc.com. His new book, Business Brilliant: Surprising…

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IBM — Shades of Yogi Berra

May 31, 2013

Yoga Berra is arguably the greatest catcher in the history of Major League Baseball, although Johnny Bench certainly has his advocates. However, Berra is more widely known for his unique way of expressing his thoughts. He insists — and those…

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Leadership Brand: A book review by Bob Morris

May 30, 2013

Leadership Brand: Developing Customer-Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood McGraw-Hill (2007) “The journey to leadership brand begins with the self.” Note: I recently re-read this book before reading the co-authors’ latest book,…

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Why Basketball Won’t Leave Phil Jackson Alone

May 30, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Sam Anderson for The New York Times in which he explains “why basketball won’t leave Phil Jackson alone” and why “everyone wants to know what he is doing.” To read…

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David Wethey: An interview by Bob Morris

May 30, 2013

After graduating in PPE from Jesus College, Oxford, David Wethey joined AC Nielsen in 1965, where he presented Marketing Research to leading marketing companies. However, the London agency world beckoned and in 1968 David joined Pritchard Wood (the birthplace of…

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Leading Firms: A book review by Bob Morris

May 30, 2013

Leading Firms: How Great Professional Service Firms Succeed & How Your Firm Can Too David Kuhlman SelectBooks (2013) Valuable perspectives on the unique and complicated world of professional services Since 1986 when I established my independent management consulting firm, I…

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Culturematic: A book review by Bob Morris

May 29, 2013

Culturematic: How Reality TV, John Cheever, a Pie Lab, Julia Child, Fantasy Football . . . Will Help You Create and Execute Breakthrough Ideas Grant McCracken Harvard Business Review Press (2013) How to test the world and discover meaning in…

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How to Keep Innovation Jams Small and Focused

May 29, 2013

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * Bringing together people from different backgrounds to creatively brainstorm…

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